Applying to University

How to start saving up for university

This months blog has been written by Student Money Saver to provide you with some tips on how to save for university, here goes:  How to start saving for University: Going to University is more expensive than ever and tuition fees are likely to be increased again in the next few years, pushing the cost of […]

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The Ultimate Guide to University Finance

Our blog this month has been provided by Student Money Saver. The Ultimate Guide to University Finance Going to university is exciting, great fun and even a tiny bit terrifying – soon you’ll be fending for yourself, more or less, planning meals, organising your own time and managing your finances. Money at university can seem tricky, […]

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University offers: firm & insurance choices

The UCAS deadline has now past, and many of you will already be receiving offers from your potential universities, but the UCAS process isn’t quite over! There is still one major step which you are yet to take, and it’s a really important one. Soon you will have to whittle your five choices down to […]

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10 Top Tips For Academic Interviews

Many of you will now have submitted your UCAS applications (or very close to submitting it), and over the coming months will be invited to attend an interview with your prospective universities. Some students find this process daunting, but if prepared for properly, the interview can be a great start to your university experience. As […]

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Your Union: More than Just a Bottle of Jack

Our blog entry this week comes from Charlotte Keen, a student at the University of Bath. She provides a great insight into the benefits of your student union, and how to make the most of the SU alongside you academic study. When choosing a university, few prospective students consider how their Students’ Union, or SU, will […]

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The Jump From School To University Life!

This weeks blog post come from Sam, an Oxford University History Graduate. This is the first of two blogs that will be posted by Sam, and focuses on the transition from A Level study to being a successful university student. We know this post is longer than usual, but he has a lot of valuable […]

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Studying Abroad For A Year

This weeks blog comes from Haniyyah, who wants to share some of the fantastic experiences she had whilst on her study abroad year in France! On the final day of my Erasmus year I waded through a corn field surrounded by mountains of forests in the torrential rain. I had a half dismantled tent in […]

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Gap Year

There is often an assumption amongst students that they should avoid taking a gap year because it could affect their university offers. Having met a number of admissions tutors over the years, they always tell us quite the opposite! Universities have no objection with students taking a gap year, providing they do something valuable and […]

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Results Day: A Step-by-Step Guide

It’s been a black mark in your calendar all summer and you break out in a cold sweat just thinking about it. Every sixth form student in the nation will go to bed on August 13th with a little fear in their hearts. Nothing we can say can remove the anxiety you will feel in […]

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Making Your Medical Work Experience Work For You

We meet thousands of students each year and many ask us for advice on how to find relevant work experience within the medical profession. It’s definitely not an easy question to answer, and the advice can vary from university to university, but this blog post aims to offer you some practical tips on how you […]

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Enriching Your Personal Statement

Everyone can write a personal statement that sparkles – it’s just a matter of knowing how. Whether you are a scientist, a linguist, a student of the humanities, a mathematician or a potential lawyer or medic, the trick is to think creatively about ways to enrich your personal statement. Our most prestigious universities are looking […]

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Applying to Oxbridge

We are really fortunate to have a lot of supporters here at Pure Potential who are always volunteering to help us so we can offer the best advice and guidance to the students we work with. Sam Firman is an Oxford graduate and got in touch because he wanted to share some of hints and […]

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Why go to university

When I was at school, I had two choices: go to uni or get a job. Things have changed since my time, and students are now faced with a myriad of options from going to university, taking a gap year, doing an apprenticeship or applying to a school leaver programme. With tuition fees at £9,000 […]

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